Accessibility

The Botanic Garden is largely accessible, with the exception of some heritage features such as the Rock Garden. Path surfaces are mostly gravel, and there are large stretches of lawn. Sloped paving ramps allow access from the paths to the lawn areas. There are benches at regular intervals around the garden, and seats with armrests in the picnic area.
The Glasshouse Range is fitted with automatically opening doors at the entrance and exit, and wheelchair turning circles are found in the Mountains display in the Alpine House and in the Life Before Flowers house.

The new Brookside Gate is fitted with a low-level counter and an induction loop. Guide and assistance dogs are permitted in the Botanic Garden.

Electric and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow from the Brookside Gate if booked in advance during Monday - Friday office hours (9am-1pm and 2-4.30pm) by telephone, or by email via Contact Form. Please note the reservation is not finalised until you have received confirmation from us.